phantom contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badgolferman, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. badgolferman

    badgolferman Guest

    The other day I was sending out a group text message for an invitation
    to our Super Bowl party and lamented the fact that you can't create
    groups. Notwithstanding that, I started selecting recipients by typing
    a, b, c... and selecting the names that popped up. I noticed names
    that are not in my Contacts list anymore appearing in the drop down
    list for selection. How do I permanently delete these names from my
    phone? I don't want them anymore.
    badgolferman, Jan 27, 2015
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  2. badgolferman

    badgolferman Guest

    Well then, you lose the bet. Because that is happening despite what
    you think.

    The only explanation I can provide is that this phone has a Microsoft
    Exchange account on it and the phone contacts and Exchange contacts
    intermingle. Still, those deleted contacts are neither on my iPhone
    contact list nor Outlook contact list anymore yet they show up on the
    To field of Messages.
    badgolferman, Jan 27, 2015
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    Aldo Raine Guest

    These are "Previous Recipients." To delete any or all, from within the
    Mail program, hit Window then Previous Recipients. Select and then
    delete away...
    Aldo Raine, Jan 27, 2015
  4. badgolferman

    badgolferman Guest

    Please help me out. I cannot find Window or Previous Recipients....
    badgolferman, Jan 27, 2015
  5. Does iOS have something like Mac OS X's "Previous Recipients"?
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 27, 2015
  6. he was telling you how to do it on the Macintosh; he forgot that that
    this is an iPhone newsgroup.
    Michelle Steiner, Jan 27, 2015
  7. badgolferman

    Aldo Raine Guest

    Sorry, those are Mac Mail instructions...
    Aldo Raine, Jan 27, 2015
  8. badgolferman

    badgolferman Guest

    None of those contacts are from my Exchange account. They were all
    personal ones imported from my old phone before I had an iPhone.

    The point I'm trying to get across is these phantom contacts are ONLY
    under (text) Messages. They do not appear when using Mail. However
    the above link was helpful in that it directed me to click the i sign
    next to the name and then Remove From Recents.

    Thank you.
    badgolferman, Jan 27, 2015
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    Zaidy036 Guest

    Maybe "Contacts Duster" would help.
    Zaidy036, Jan 27, 2015
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